Swiss Cheese Stops COVID

Members of the Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group, Nancy Daley-Moore and Scott Alberts, recently discussed the University’s numbers for the week of Jan. 19. Truman saw a decrease in cases, but Daley-Moore and Alberts acknowledged the case count should not be expected to stay low. Winter weather means more people being inside in close proximity, which can ultimately lead to increased cases. They encouraged everyone to follow the Swiss cheese approach to stopping the spread, which includes taking multiple preventative steps to limit exposure to and spread of the virus. Everyone should wear a mask, maintain social distance, avoid gatherings, wash their hands regularly, limit travel and take the vaccine when it becomes available. They also mentioned students might consult their local health departments to see about getting on a waiting list in their hometowns. A recording of their conversation is available here.

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